Rachel Montanez

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Rachel Montañez provides talent management, and employee engagement consultancy focused on helping organizations create workplaces where employees feel aligned and fulfilled. Her firm, Rachel Montañez, LLC, delivers outcomes through content strategy, consulting, on-demand corporate coaching, and speaking. Rachel has lived in Europe, Asia, and now North America, and she holds a graduate degree in career guidance. Her work also draws on an award-winning corporate background in career coaching. Follow her insights on Forbes.com and say hi over on LinkedIn


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Job interviews mark the ending period of your search, and after that comes negotiation and accepting an offer. I typically advise that clients keep going with their career search until they have a formal offer. Why count your chickens before they've fully hatched? Having more than one offer can also increase your bargaining power, something I spoke about here. 

September 11, 2020


If we’re talking about race then we’ve got to honor Dr. King. I visited the Martin Luther King, Jr. Museum on my 6th wedding anniversary weekend.

Here are 5 career lessons from the civil rights leader.

Set your sights high.

August 18, 2020



I’ve been married for 9 years, and my husband and I have 1 child.

I got my first ever credit card in 2019.

I’m a stay-at-home mom (by choice) with no live-in nanny or regular sitter (by choice), and I work one full day during the workweek (by choice). It's been that way since the beginning of my independent practice, aside from a 12-week period where I was without my daughter for two workdays.

August 13, 2020

Often the trickiest part of black Millennial diversity and inclusion is educating people who can't fully relate, don't acknowledge or don't really understand the day-to-day ramifications of the problem. 

August 3, 2020



We all experience transitions in our careers. Some are sudden and pull us out of our comfort zones like COVID-19, and a welcomed sense of career ownership accompanies others. Effective career guidance can help you get through career transitions. The term transition is essentially a life event causing role change or crisis.

Transitions can be: 

June 30, 2020